Conor Campbell

Conor started flying in 1987 and gained his commercial licence in 1994 at the British Aerospace College, Prestwick. In 1998 he became a QFI (civ) at RAF Barkston Heath teaching RAF, Navy and Army Air Corp students Elementary flying. After 6 months he transferred to RAF Church Fenton to teach RAF students. One year later he transferred to RAF Newton to teach Army Grading (AFG) and then in 2000 AFG moved back to its home of Middle Wallop. It was here that Conor first joined the Historic Army Flight (HAF) in 2003 to fly the last remaining AAC Chipmunk. At that time Conor was flying the Firefly T67 which replaced the Chipmunk. He continued flying and displaying the Chipmunk in the HAF at airshows all over the UK until 2007.

It was not until 2010 that a chance conversation in Tesco’s with the then CFI and Auster AOP9 pilot highlighted the fact that the team were looking for a Beaver pilot.  From 2010 to 2013 he re-joined to become the Beaver pilot and formation team leader.

Conor moved to RNAS Yeovilton in 2010 to become the Senior Pilot of 727 NAS / Manager but he always hoped to fly the Beaver again.  When the offer came in 2017, he took it. He has over 8,000 hours flying experience, most of which has been military Instruction, he is an A2 QFI.